Souvenir view book of the Chelsea ruins : the burning of Chelsea, Sunday, April 12,1908

Description

The cover image of the Souvenir View Book of the Chelsea Ruins shows smoke clouds billowing over a harbor filled with ships. On the near side of a row of homes, crowds watch the fire. The views on the inside of the books show ruins of churches, homes, factories and even fire-fighting equipment among other scenes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fires (events)
ruins
souvenirs
fire engines
viewbooks

Physical Description

1 viewbook

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Date of Acquisition

2002

Reference Code

EP001.TMP.023

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Places

Chelsea (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Metropolitan News Co. (Boston, Mass.) (Publisher)

Material Type

viewbooks

Descriptive Terms

Chelsea Fire (Apr. 12, 1908)

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 76.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Ephemera - Postcard Photos - Chelsea, MA